Afro-beat and hip-hop explorers Bells Atlas cannot stop moving up. Joyfully rhythmic and harmoniously diverse, the textured strangeness brings to mind Sylvan Esso or Dirty Projectors, but is still undeniably, purely unique. They’re also cultivating a burgeoning music scene in the East Bay with non-market, a collective of bands (Trails and Ways, Waterstrider, The Seshen, and more) who jam together, play shows together, and put out really cool compilations together.
Friday night Bells Atlas will be headlining San Francisco’s Rickshaw Stop along with San Francisco indie-pop crooners Guy Fox, as well as Brass Magic who say they’re influenced by “the garbage of Manhattan, the F train, and strong beverages.” Sample some tracks from each band below.
Bells Atlas – “Lovin You Down”:
Guy Fox – “San Francisco”:
Brass Magic – “Peacebone””
Bells Atlas, Guy Fox, Brass Magic
August 29, 2014
8:30 pm, $10, all ages